Treat Sports Injuries with Chiropractic Care
Sports injuries are not limited to athletes, and they can occur to anyone at all. While you might think that such injuries only afflict participants in contact sports like football, soccer, or basketball, several other recreational activities can give rise to sports injuries. Here are just a few of the possibilities:
- twisting your ankle while running or performing some athletic activity
- performing a move in martial arts that causes muscle strain
- jumping upward, and then landing awkwardly when you come down.
Chiropractic care can be exceptionally beneficial in reducing pain and inflammation associated with sports injuries. It can also speed the recovery process, so you can get back to participating in the athletics or recreational activities that you enjoy.
How Chiropractic Care can help with sports injuries
When you’ve injured yourself during some physical activity, you must seek help from a qualified professional. Chiropractic care for sports injuries can help relieve the symptoms such as muscle tension, inflammation, and strains on joints or ligaments. By receiving gentle manipulations from a qualified chiropractor, you may alleviate tissue damage.
A good chiropractor will be able to reduce the swelling in an area where trauma has occurred. Reduced swelling will allow the body to heal effectively so that no further damage develops before recovery begins. Many people have the mistaken notion that chiropractic care is limited to areas such as lower back pain, but that’s not the case. Many injuries around the body can be corrected by gentle spinal manipulation because the spine houses the entire nervous system. Pressure on those nerves causes the pain you feel in a specific area of the body.
Get professional help
When you’ve suffered a sports injury, it will be tempting to think that you can get through it without seeking help from a medical professional. It’s important to realize that the damage occurring in a sports injury may be much more than what is visible. You may have suffered more extensive damage. Therefore, it’s always best to consult with a licensed physical therapist or chiropractor to diagnose the root cause of your injury. After diagnosis, we develop a treatment plan, and then you can begin the road to recovery.
If you have chronic pain, that is not the time for home remedies. Instead, you should seek professional help. Only a qualified professional can handle your sports injury appropriately. Unchecked, your chronic pain could require the services of a rheumatology, neurology, or orthopedic specialist. But a good place to start is always with chiropractic care. More often than not, your chiropractor will be able to diagnose your condition. Then they can provide the appropriate care that will get you back on your feet and actively involved in your favorite sports and activities again.
If you are suffering from a sports related injury give us a call at Elevation Spine Center in Bend, Oregon. We can help you recover from your injuries and get you back to playing the sports you love. Give us a call today!